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David "Day-Late" Thibault
City: Aurora
State: CO
Country: USA
Begins: Apr 23, 2023
Direction: Westbound

Daily Summary
Date: Wed, Mar 15th, 2023
Start: Venice FL
End: Venice Fl
Daily Distance: 0

Journal Stats
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Plans for the Trip

So this trip is about 5 weeks away. I am really looking forward to it - very excited to start. Unlike my other trips this one will involve no real camping out but should have plenty of walking. The plan is to fly into Barcelona on the 19th and spend a couple of days there. Cliff and I will be getting in at about the same time and will spend a couple of days sightseeing around the city. On the 22nd Larry and Ellen will arrive by boat and we will meet up and travel to the start on the 23rd with actual walking starting on the 24th of April. The plan is to arrive in Saint Jean Pied-de-Port on the afternoon of the 23rd. The start is actually just across the border in France.

I am taking a very small backpack for this trip (35 Liters) as I really won't be needing much beyond some clothing and a few personal items. I plan to keep a daily journal here on postholer. The current plan is to take this trip pretty slowly and just stop and smell the roses, so to speak, stopping quite often. I suspect I will mostly be staying at the alberques (basically a hostel), and meals will be at the alberques, resturants, and picnic type lunches that are picked up along the way. The plan is to walk the full prigramige and I will probably end the trip at the Atlanic Ocean which is a couple of days past the traditional end of the walk. It is about 500 miles total.

I have been slowly (very slowly) brushing up on my spanish but will probably be pretty weak in this regard as languages are not my strong suit. I feel like I am hardly fluent in English let alone any other language but I will muddle through and I will always have google translate for any situatons that require full understanding.

The route is traditionally done in about 35 stages but I plan to stop and zero a few times so will not be powering through this one. I think Ellen has scheduled us for about 4 to 6 miles for the first day so we shouldn't get to slammed at the start. Although I've been told there is a good elevation gain the first day or two.

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